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First of March – Free Library of TDRs

Here at Precept Ministries International we strive for the Scriptures to be at the center of everything we do. That is why Transform Student Ministries has been investing time over the past two years (+) in developing what we now call Transform Discipleship Resources.  If you have not heard about them before, TDRs are short more »

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First of February – New, Free Study

The more I learn about God’s design of and for His temple, He increases how beautiful, holy, and sacred it is to me. So if you’re wondering whether to take the time to study “Temple of the Living God,” read on and see why it is important to believers. The book of Exodus describes the more »

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First of January – New, Free Study

New years somehow brings up the same old questions about fresh resolve for new behaviors, habits, or outlooks. Everything around us seems to suggest a new wardrobe, diet, workout plan, GPA, or relationship goal to freshen up where we fell short in 2016. Believers often make spiritual goals for the new year – a consistent time in more »

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First of December – New, Free Study

During the month of November we always tend to focus on the things we are thankful for. Social media is full of posts giving thanks for family, friends, jobs, food, and many other things in life that we appreciate or enjoy. We gather with our families to give thanks for life and God’s gifts to more »

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First of November – New, Free Study

November 1. Brisk mornings. Cool evenings. Leaves falling. Schedules packed with all types of autumn events. Holidays just around the corner. As we shift from one season to another, our focus often turns toward serving others rather than ourselves. Something about the holiday season makes it natural to reflect on what matters in life. We more »

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First of October – New, Free Study

Getting out of bed. Don’t want to. In fact, there is not an atom in body or mind that wants to leave this first-world, privileged padding we call a mattress. Then the thoughts flood: –this person to text –that errand to run –this paperwork to fill out –that commitment to uphold –this thing to study more »

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Katherine Ann – When God Weaves

This is the last story in our series from our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! We praise God for what He did in the hearts of all who joined us on the Precept campus this summer, and what that means for their lives and ministry now and in the future. Every year we are in awe of more »

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Gabby – Greater than I Imagined

There are just a few more stories from our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! We praise God for what He did in the hearts of all who joined us on the Precept campus this summer. Every year we are in awe of the gifts God gives us through the ENGAGE interns! Our desire is that these stories: — encourage more »

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David – Not Just for Me

This month we’re wrapping up an encouraging blog series on our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! We are still praising God for what He did in the hearts of those on the Precept campus this summer. The ENGAGE interns are such a gift from the Lord; we just want to keep praising Him for working in and through their stories! Our desire more »

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Rachel – When Confidence Comes

In case you don’t already know, we’re halfway through an exciting blog series on our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! Though we’ve stepped into September, we’re still praising God for what He did on the Precept campus this summer. This group of ENGAGE interns was such a gift from the Lord; we just want to praise Him for working in more »

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Protected: 5 Things to Tell Your Soul When You’re Overwhelmed

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Megan – How Important It Is

We’re going through an exciting blog series on our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! The Precept campus was filled to overflowing with blessings during the 10 week program. We’ve said it may times before, but this group of interns was such a gift from the Lord! So you know, we have many reasons why we want to share what God has more »

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First of September – New, Free Study

Perhaps you’ve heard the statement from Scripture, “therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). But you may not know its context, which is really important because that statement is huge and we need to understand what it means. The more »

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Stefan – When I am Weak

We have started an exciting blog series about our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns! We were filled to overflowing with anticipation for all that the Lord would do in and through them as they lived on the Precept campus for 10 weeks. By far, the Lord gifted us more than we could have thought or asked for more »

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Brydon – Learning to Lead

Just a few short months ago we wrote blogs introducing our fantastic 2016 ENGAGE interns, sharing a bit of their stories with you. We were filled to overflowing with anticipation for all that the Lord would do in and through them as they lived on the Precept campus for 10 weeks. Not to spoil the more »

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Resting: one step at a time

The dust is settling and daily routine is becoming the norm once again for us even though we long for the moments the summer gives – to spur each other on and speak life to one another as we are gathered together (Hebrews 10:24). Reflecting on the summer at EQUIP Boot Camp & the ENGAGE more »

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FIRST OF AUGUST – NEW, FREE STUDY

It is our deepest desire and goal to see people established in God’s Word by spending intentional time in it, with Him. In order to help make this a reality for more of you, and to help those of you who are actively discipling others, we are posting a simple Bible study the first day more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Humbled and Refined

As I reflect on the weeks of EQUIP Boot Camp, I stand in awe of the Lord. I saw His ministry of reconciliation at work (2 Corinthians 3-4) in a way like I never have before and it was humbling and refining. There were many tasks before and during camp that I felt extremely inadequate more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Recognizing our Need for Each Other 

After taking some time to reflect on my experience at EQUIP Boot Camp this year, I realized that the Holy Spirit had used the time spent on Precept’s campus this summer to convict me about an incorrect, sinful pattern in my thinking. Here’s the lie – the only necessary component to a fulfilling Christian life more »

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Reflections on EQUIP Boot Camp: Clashing

As I think back over this summer and specifically on the weeks spent on the Precept campus for EQUIP Boot Camp 2016, the word that keeps coming to my mind is CLASHING. You might not think that a very nice word to choose. But let me explain: There are so many coexisting beliefs and choices more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 8

We know we’ve already said this, but it felt like camp ended too soon. The Precept campus is too quiet, the rooms and chairs too empty and the last of the staff just drove up and out of our little valley.  But we know that this is an opportunity to trust the sovereignty of our more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 7

It is humbling that this week flew by so quickly. Again, we are incalculably grateful for your faithfulness to pray, and for the faithfulness of our good Father who has been at work both visibly and invisibly! Day 7 is always p.a.c.k.e.d. Students who had a hard time staying present through the whole class at more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 6

To everyone who has been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much! God has been answering your prayers, and we are so thankful for your support and love to come before the Father for us. Something definitely shifted in the atmosphere of camp. The Spirit was moving, preconceived ideas were falling like more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 5

Yesterday’s study of Ephesians 3 left us contemplating the mystery of God’s will, as revealed in Christ. Day 5 feels so full and rich in our minds, as God continues to work among us at EQUIP Boot Camp. We’re not going to sugarcoat things: it was a pretty heavy day for us all. Even in more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 4

Yesterday was such a comforting example of God’s sovereignty and His demand for faith. The morning started with a sweet mini main session focussed on the concept of keeping the Sabbath and that resting and remembering God’s character isn’t optional for believers. Then came classroom time. The approach and structure of the classroom time is more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 3

For all who have been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much. We’re both seeing the benefits and utter need for your prayers clearly from Day 3. The students have begun opening up already, and are wrestling hard with the truths of the Word in such an intimate way. As we said more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 2

Even though it’s summer (and definitely feels like it in the afternoons), the mornings are still pleasant and calm in our little Precept valley. The first morning of EQUIP Boot Camp 2 was made even more peaceful and endearing by the small crowd of campers sitting with their Bibles open, underneath the breezeway to stay more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 1

There is a point in every staff orientation where we say “Camp has already started.” It’s the moment when all the 30-40 people who have come from across the country are together in a cozy classroom, huddled together to pray before going out to greet the campers and open up the registration desk. So many more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 8)

Our hearts are both completely full and aching for the students who came to EQUIP Boot Camp 1! In so many ways, the morning of Day 8 of camp felt like it came too soon. That made the studying the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-24 that much more applicable and meaningful. As David Arthur more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (Day 7)

For those who have been praying for breakthroughs and burdens, thank you. The Lord showed up on Day 7 (just like He did for every day of camp). It seemed like everywhere we looked, walls of fear and silence, pain and conviction were falling as the Lord kept working on each individual’s heart. Break times more »

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